Last night’s episode of “Once Upon A Time” introduced us to three different realities and/or times. I have to say, this could start to get confusing! There was modern day Storybrook, the past of fairytale land (which apparently is properly called “The Enchanted Forest”) and then there is modern day “Enchanted Forest.”
On this episode, everyone began to try and regroup and looked to Charming to lead them, but he still had a lot of David in him that was causing some doubts. Their personalities had now all mixed. Meanwhile the dwarves learned what happens when someone tries to leave the town when Sneezy tried to do so. . . they lose their memory all over again! With no curse to be broken, how will they return one of their owns’ memories? They have decided to head into the mines to look for fairy dust . . . . If you remember back to last season though, at the bottom of the old mines was Snow’s glass coffin . . . . Perhaps they may find a way back to their land through there?
Regina meanwhile remembered how Rumple offered her mother Cora magic to get her to where she was, and then turned on Cora to offer it to Regina. Regina didn’t like how magic changed her mother, so she shunned it initially. However the temptation was too great . . . I liked this story because it made a little more sense. I never liked how Regina blamed a little Snow for all that went wrong in her life, when it was her mother who was really to blame. It’s clear that magic twisted her soul and feed her hate.
Back in the real world, Regina went to Gold’s shop to get the book of magic from him, hoping it would return her powers. It seemed to work, but as always . . . magic has a price! Regina reflected on who she once was and who she became, and realized she wanted to be better for Henry’s sake. She almost destroyed the book . . . but instead locked it away. She vowed to prove to Henry that she could change. Are we seeing a softer side of Regina? If she goes soft, who will our villain be? By the end of the show, we got a possible answer!
Charming/David asked Regina, after her supposed desire to change, if their land still existed? She said it did, but she honestly had no idea how to get back there. Hence my comment about the mine and the dwarves earlier.
In present day “Enchanted Forest,” well we didn’t see any of this until the very end, which I was a bit saddened by. I really enjoyed that story last time, and I wanted to see more of it. Mulan and Beauty took Snow/Mary and Emma to their refugee camp. They tried to escape and were quickly thrown in a pit. Someone else was in there . . . Cora! Yes, the evil bitch is back! That was just a great twist that I didn’t see coming. Initially I was hoping it was Maleficent down there some how I still hope we get to see her again.
Questions to ponder . . . .
We still don’t know who Whale is.
Henry did tell Geppetto where his son was. He went to the hotel and found Pinocchio’s hat, but no sign of August?
The mystery man in NY was not shown in this episode.
Rumple/Gold was furious about not being able to leave Storybrook. Something tells me very soon Belle will flee him and town and will be the next to lose her memory.
Why Snow didn’t say who she was? Even with a different haircut, someone has to remember her right?